The Mets are adding another rotation option.
They’re in agreement with right-hander Rick Porcello on a one-year deal, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed. MLB Network reports the contract is for $10 million. This comes a day after the Mets struck a one-year agreement with Michael Wacha.
Porcello, 30, won the AL Cy Young with the Red Sox in 2016 when he went 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA, but he has failed to recapture that form. Over the last three seasons with Boston, Porcello had a 4.79 ERA over 98 starts, pitching to a 5.52 ERA in 2019.
However, Porcello has made at least 32 starts in each of the last four seasons, and in his 11 MLB seasons he’s never had fewer than 27 starts in a season, giving the Mets a durable depth arm.